Gain Research Experience through UCARE

The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program at UNL is a paid opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty research advisor. UCARE is supported by generous gifts from the Pepsi Quasi Endowment and Union Bank & Trust.

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2019-2020 Projects

Michaela Brown and Kaylen Michaelis

Georgie Elliot Archive

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

Simone Droge and Gayle Rocz

Encoding Prose: The Complete Letters of Willa Cather

Faculty sponsor: Andrew Jewell

Rose Kottwitz and Tanima Shrivastava

Advancing the George Eliot Digital Archive

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

Bianca Swift

Charles Chesnutt and the 21st Century American

Faculty sponsor: Kenneth M. Price

Rose Wehrman

Typology of Gaps in the Education System

Ellen Kratzer

Didaskalia

Faculty sponsor: Michael Lippman

Past projects

Mackenzie Burch

The George Eliot Archive: Current Reception & Comparison of DH Projects 2020

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

Regan Chasek

Data Visualization for Reprints of Walt Whitman's Poems

Faculty sponsor: Matt Cohen

Simone Droge and Gayle Rocz

Encoding Prose: The Complete Letters of Willa Cather

Faculty sponsor: Andrew Jewell

Megan Ekstrom, Rachel Gordon, and Riley Jhi

Redefining Biography: The George Eliot Digital Archive Project

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

Bianca Swift

The Charles Chesnutt Archive: Charles Chesnutt and the Black Intelligentsia

Faculty sponsor: Kenneth M. Price

Julien Hoffman

Illustrations of Femininity, Power and Magic: A Study of the Representations of Women and Girls as Witches in Comics Throughout History

Ellen Kratzer

An Interactive, Multimedia eBook on Ancient Drama

Mallorie Sckerl

An Investigation into Origins of Sexual Assault in the Catholic Priesthood

Sarah Duke, Rachel Gordon, and Bailea Kerr

The George Eliot Digital Archive Project

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

Sarah Duke, Bailea Kerr, and Rosamond Thalken

Collaborative Digital Literary Archive Development: The George Eliot Review Digitalization Project: Phase II

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2017-2018

Austin Buchanan

A Study through Fiction: East-Asian Influences upon American Life

Faculty sponsor: Timothy Schaffert

2016-2017

Sara Duke

The Whitman Archive: Archival Investigations of Walt Whitman’s Interviews and Reminiscences

Faculty sponsor: Brett Barney

2016-2017

Amzie Dunekacke

Dr. Livingstone's Last Journey: Why his African Attendants Served him so Well

Faculty sponsor: Adrian S. Wisnicki

2016-2017

Bailea Kerr and Jade Zuehlke

Collaborative Digital Literary Archive Development: The George Eliot Review Digitalization Project

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2016-2017

Tina Le

Increasing Motivation in Secondary Students Through Public Writing Partnerships Between College and High School Students

Faculty sponsor: Rachael W. Shah

2016-2017

Ruobing Zhao

What American Educators Can Learn From Their Students From Asia, and How They Can Best Support Their Academic Success

Faculty sponsor: Rachel Azima

2016-2017

Isaac Coleman

Steelarm: An Independently-Produced Videogame about Privilege and Player Choice

Faculty sponsor: Tamy Burnett

2015-2016

Amzie Dunekacke

The Manuscripts of David Livingstone: Shaping and Reshaping Victorian Britain's Ideas about African, Araba and Indian Populations

Faculty sponsor: Adrian S. Wisnicki

2015-2016

Anthony Skaleski

Interpretations of Unconformities within the Phosphoria Rock Complex and their Implications Toward Climate Change: Bighorn Basin Wyoming

Faculty sponsor: Tracy Frank

2015-2016

Rosamond Thalken

Collaborative Digital Literary Archive Development: The George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Review Digitalization Project

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2015-2016

Brittany Bell

Defining Taboo: A Study of the Life and Work of the Brönte Sisters

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2015-2016

Amzie Dunekacke

Victorian Counter-Worlds and the Uncanny: The Fantasy Illustrations of Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham

Faculty sponsor: Laura White

2015-2016

Sara Duke

Digital Archives: Electronic Publishing in the 21st Century

Faculty sponsor: Kenneth M. Price

2015-2016

Ellie Feis

How Proto-Feminist Was George Eliot?

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2015-2016

Katherine Cooley

Musical Echoes of Modernism and Traditionalism in Joyce's Ulysses

Faculty sponsor: Roland Végső

2015-2016

Samantha Greenfield

Scholarly Editing of Willa Cather's Letters

Faculty sponsor: Andrew Jewell

2015-2016

Landon Sadler

Murder, Abuse, and Feminism: Contextualizing Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers"

Faculty sponsor: Melissa Homestead

2015-2016

Jessica Vazquez

The Revolutionary Moment of 1968 and its Aftermath

Faculty sponsor: Marco Abel

2015-2016

Natalie Wiebelhaus

Literature Surrounding the Arab Uprisings

Faculty sponsor: Basuli Deb

2015-2016

Kirsten Clawson

The Walt Whitman Archive: A Case Study for Analyzing Digital Literary Archives, Electronic Publishing, and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty-first Century

Faculty sponsor: Ken Price

2014-15

Katherine Cooley

Modernism in Literature and Music

Faculty sponsor: Roland Végső

2014-15

Marissa Curtiss

Legal Interactions and Access to Health Care for Transgender Individuals

Faculty sponsor: Beth Burkstrand-Reid

2014-15

Emily Grammes

Case Studies in Literature and Life: Depicting Domestic Violence

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2014-15

Samantha Greenfield

Scholarly Editing of Willa Cather's Letters

Faculty sponsor: Andrew Jewell

2014-15

Hailey Hemenway

Applying Theories of Literary Biography

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2014-15

Alex Kinnaman

Studying Depiction of Native Americans in Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature for The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk

Faculty sponsor: Amanda Gailey

2014-15

Kourtney Klein

Influence of the Department of Classical Studies on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Faculty sponsor: Mary Ellen Ducey

2014-15

Dominic Lincoln, Daniel McEowen, and Jessica Vazquez

1968 & Its Aftermath in International Cinema

Faculty sponsor: Marco Abel

2014-15